Collagen is a common protein found in the body. It is located in tendons, fat, and ligaments as well as other places in the body. It is important for bone structure and strength. When there is a healthy level of collagen int eh body, it presents with a youthful appearance.
Another type of protein found in the body is elastin. It is found in arteries and lungs as it aids in contraction. Elastin has the ability to snap back into place and maintain its original shape. Elastin and collagen are both found in the skin. When your skin has adequate levels, it is stronger and therefore more youthful in appearance.
One fascinating fact about collagen is its ability to have a domino effect in your body. The more collagen you have, the better able your body is to produce and maintain collage. Let’s dive in on how to boost collagen.
Vitamin C is helps with the synthesis of hyaluronic acid, which is known for its ability to speed up recovery and relieve painful joints. It is also the main component of dermal fillers that are used at AIYANA. Hyaluronic acid can help boost collagen product. It s naturally found in our bodies, but it does decrease as we age. Eating foods with high levels of vitamin C and amino acids can increase hyaluronic acid and collage in the body. This in turn is beneficial for our skin. Foods high in Vitamin C include broccoli, kale, strawberries, red peppers, and oranges. Check out iS CLINICAL Super Serum Advance, with Vitamin C.
Algae is from marine plants and it has been popular in beauty routines. The reason is due to the skin damage caused by oxidation, which can cause cellular damage. Algae can prevent oxidation from the environmental pollution. This in turn will help with collagen and elastin production in the skin. Our Hydrojelly masks at AIYANA are made from algae and will aid in this process. Book a facial treatment today to find out why we love our Hydrojelly masks!
Antioxidants help protect the body from free radicals which can damage the cells. The job of most antioxidants is to protect the collagen cells that are present, not necessarily boost the collagen production. There are many different types of antioxidants in nature, most can be found in healthy, vitamin rich foods. iS CLINICAL serums also have antioxidants present that can be directly applied to the skin.
Retinol is a type of antioxidant found in the skin. It can be applied topically as a great anti-aging product that actually boost collagen production. Collagen can increase the lifespan of collagen as well as protect the collagen that is already formed from the free-radicals. ALASTIN Renewal Retinol is a perfect product to add to every skincare routine.
Red light therapy has been shown to increase collagen production and have anti-aging effects. After a facial resurfacing treatment, such as derma-planing, microneedling or microdermabrasion, applying red light can speed up recovery and increase cellular turnover for more collagen. At AIYANA, we love our Celluma Light Therapy just for this reason. Book your facial today and experience these amazing lights!
Boosting collagen has a lot do do with skin care and diet. Making sure you are utilizing the tools that are available to get the most collagen production is imperative. Schedule your skin consult today to sit down with our trusted skincare specialists and come up with a customized plan for you.
Resources: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/317151#Ways-to-boost-collagen https://www.healthline.com/health/ways-to-boost-collagen